[Mageia-discuss] Martian source from bittorrent

Jim Whitby jim at whitby-jr.org
Fri Nov 18 08:28:50 CET 2011

On 11/17/2011 05:38 PM, Maarten Vanraes wrote:
> Op donderdag 17 november 2011 22:11:35 schreef Jim Whitby:
>> Why?
>> I have tried ktorrent and vuze. Both produce the same martian source on
>> eth0, source ip is same as net ip ( ).
>> Turn off the bittorrent  client and the martians go away.
>> The only thing unusual is, I'm using ipv6 and ipv4.
>> DNS, NTP, SMTP and a few other servers work OK.
>> All other clients seem to be fine ( mail, web, etc ).
>> Any pointers most welcome and, of course, I'll supply any info requested.
>> Jim
> it's a bit logical, if you know how bittorrent works and what martian sources
> are.
> martian sources are source ip addresses that shouldn't be coming from that
> interface.
> perhaps you're trying to connect to yourself? in any case, it's mostly nothing
> to worry about, they're dropped anyway...
I agree its not anything to worry about. Since I'm not *trying* to 
connect to myself, I'm interested in the why they show up (bunches of 
trash in the logs ).

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